Achor (Ay´kohr; Heb., “trouble”)

Valley of, part of the north border of Judah (Josh 15:7) and the location of the execution of Achan (Josh 7:24-26) after his profiteering in a holy war. In (Hos 2:15) and (Isa 65:10) its reputation for that former “trouble” is reversed, and the prophets use it as a symbol of better times to come.

Josh 15:7

7and the boundary goes up to Debir from the Valley of Achor, and so northward, turning toward Gilgal, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, which is on the s ... View more

Josh 7:24-26

24Then Joshua and all Israel with him took Achan son of Zerah, with the silver, the mantle, and the bar of gold, with his sons and daughters, with his oxen, don ... View more

Hos 2:15

15From there I will give her her vineyards,
and make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.
There she shall respond as in the days of her youth,
as at the time whe ... View more

Isa 65:10

10Sharon shall become a pasture for flocks,
and the Valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down,
for my people who have sought me.

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